A Center for Mental Health and
Psychotherapy in San Diego

We provide holistic telehealth, in-person, and outpatient mental health assessments and therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Our team of therapists also offer neurofeedback, psychiatric services, medical care, academic support, college and vocational counseling, expressive arts therapy, somatic therapy, and in-school/in-home behavioral support for people from all walks of life and age groups. Looking for a child psychologist or adult psychotherapist in San Diego? We're here to help.

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Aspiring Families also offers telehealth services for evaluations, therapy,
medications, educational support, expressive arts therapy, somatic therapy, and neurofeedback. Please contact us at
858-531-1122 or info@aspiringfamilies.com for an immediate consultation.

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Meet Dr. Azmaira Maker, Ph.D.

Azmaira Maker, Ph.D. has been selected four years in a row for the San Diego Awards for Psychologist (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).

Aspiring Families is a premier mental health and wellness center in San Diego (Del Mar/Carmel Valley) founded by Azmaira Maker, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist with over twenty-five years of expertise. Dr. Maker completed her training at University of Michigan in the dual Child/Family and Adult programs, and a specialized fellowship at the University of Michigan Law School. Dr. Maker is the author of two multi-award winning books. Dr. Maker has won the Top Doctor Award in San Diego in 2019 and 2020.

Call 858-531-1122 for a free 15-minute consultation.

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Areas of Focus

With over 20 years of experience, we specialize in treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders and ADHD. We help our patients to overcome academic, behavioral, and emotional difficulties.

Our practices involve standardized diagnosis and testing for developmental, psychological, educational, and neuropsychological conditions.

We also conduct support for substance abuse, childhood trauma, and loss. Our team of therapists in San Diego is well equipped to help your child and your loved ones.

Along with in-person individualized sessions, we also provide:

  • Telehealth services via secure video and phone calls for evaluations
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Individual, Family and Group Therapy
  • Medical Consultations and Medications
  • Vocational and College Counseling
  • Academic Support
  • Nutritional and Fitness Counseling

We understand the challenges that surround mental illnesses. Experiencing a constant state of stress and anxiety takes a toll on the quality of life. The good part is that there’s always help; all you have to do is reach out for it.

Here’s how.

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In The News

Dr. Maker has served as an expert consultant, clinician, presenter, and author across the country. She has been featured in and contributed to multiple national organizations and media channels.

  • San Diego Union Tribune
  • Psychology Today
  • Chicago Tribune
  • CBS Radio
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Indie Book Award Winner

Aspiring Families Books, Resources, and Blog

Dr. Maker is the author of two multi-award winning books on divorce and death. Aspiring Families is dedicated to educate, support, and empower families to thrive. The resources we provide for the community focus on theory-driven, clinically-founded, and research-based resources.


We recognize that your well-being and your family’s well-being is of the utmost importance and that you may need assistance sooner rather than later. Hence, we provide no waiting lists and concierge level services to all our clients that includes:

  • Your calls are returned within 24 hours.
  • You can schedule an appointment within 1-2 weeks.
  • Referrals and follow-ups are made within the week.
  • Collaboration with pediatricians, schools, physicians, psychiatrists, and other professionals occurs within a week.
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